Check Out the Engineering Behind Blimps And What Makes Them Work

A staple of 20th century culture, blimps are fascinating engineering feats, you can watch it in Concerning Reality.
Donovan Alexander

Blimps held a special place in the imaginations of the futurists of the past. Thinkers and innovators of the mid 20th century believed that the "lighter than air" aircraft would be the preferred means of transportation in the near future. And, why not?

Blimps were eye-catching, easy-to-build modes of transportation that could carry relatively large amounts of people. Also known as airships or zeppelins, these giant flying balloons held a lot of promise in the early 20th century. Yet, a few major blimp disasters and innovation in the world of aeronautics has pushed the zeppelin to the back of the mind modern culture, reserving the airship just for novelty performances, stadiums, and the occasional promotional event.

If like many, you have always had an intense fascination with Blimps and were curious about how they work, watch the Youtube channel,Concerning Reality, break down how airships work in their latest video.

The six-minute video breaks down the technology that allows blimps to soar through the air effortlessly. Blimps are a type of lighter-than-air craft or LTA along with Hot Air Balloons, yet blimps can hover like helicopters, travel in extreme weather and fly through the skies for days at a time.

Would you ever ride in an airship? Leave your comments below, and be sure to check out the video by Concerning Reality.

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